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Microsoft Defender ATP for Apple macOS, Windows, Linux — and MSPs?

Microsoft rebrands Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) cybersecurity software for Apple macOS & apparent Linux push. Is MSP partner initiative coming?

Take Your MSP’s Sales to the Next Level

Four tips to improve your managed IT services (MSP) revenues and overall business performance, according to VIPRE Security.

Xerox Customer Financing: Up for Sale?

Xerox Customer Financing business unit essentially is up for sale. Xerox partners & office equipment dealers that leverage leasing & managed print services (MPS) should watch closely.

Windstream Bankruptcy: Chapter 11 Filing Status Updates, Revenues

Windstream Chapter 11 bankruptcy status updates, stock delisting, creditors list, revenues, earnings & more. How the IT, managed & cloud services provider (MSP & CSP) is managing its finances.

The Sales Conversation of the Future: Siri Dials Alexa, And…

Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), Amazon Alexa and Apple Siri. Listen closely for the future of sales…

Deloitte Acquires Splunk Partner; Continues IT Consulting Tuck-Ins Worldwide

Deloitte acquires Splunk partner Converging Data. Acquisition strategy spans cybersecurity & cloud services consulting for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure & Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Payroc Acquires POS Solutions Provider Detrok Technology

Payroc acquires Detrok Technology Services, a Chicago-based IT solutions provider focused on point of sale (POS) systems for restaurants.

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Memo to CEOs, Entrepreneurs: Praise Your Pushy Salespeople

Conventional wisdom says no one likes a pushy sales person. But in some ways, that’s flawed thinking. David Brock of Partners in Excellence explains why.

ConnectWise Company Sale Closes

ConnectWise’s company sale to private equity firm Thoma Bravo is now official. Five-year plan & 2019 strategy, led by new ConnectWise CEO Jason Magee, in place.

Thoma Bravo Acquires ConnectWise for Roughly $1.5 Billion, ChannelE2E Estimates

ConnectWise acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo for roughly $1.5 billion, ChannelE2E estimates. Jason Magee succeeds ConnectWise CEO Arnie Bellini. MSP partner focus, five-year strategic plan intact.